The First Tip: Come to the dive shop in your city. This is the first place you can ask for brand recommendations and price comparisons with your financial capabilities. Ask everything you don’t know to the shop keeper or staff. If it turns out that the store person can’t answer your question, then just continue to ask the price of each brand of dive gear and scuba wetsuit that you want to buy.
The Second Tip: Look at the brands of diving equipment used by your diving instructor. Experienced diving instructors have for years tried various models and brands of diving equipment. Don’t hesitate to ask them as follows:
1. Why you use diving equipment with this brand?
2. What are the advantages of this brand?
3. What is the range of the price of this brand?
4. Where did you buy diving equipment with this brand?
5. How many years have you had diving equipment with this brand?
The Third Tip: Buy the right equipment for your level of ability. It is true that the proverb “there is a price there is quality” and “there is a brand also has quality”, the important thing is to make sure you are able to maximize the equipment.
The Fourth Tip: Stick to brands that have long been engaged in the scuba diving industry. Of course, products with specialist diving equipment have been rigorously tested before being launched in the market, but certainly, diving equipment specialist brands have experienced producing goods with wear resistance in seawater fields. Plus, they usually offer a warranty, and if there is damage, of course, it’s easier to buy replacement spare parts to repair it.
The Fifth Tip: Look for additional opinions. Come to diving clubs or diving communities in your city, ask them questions like the first tip.
The Sixth Tip: Browse on the Internet to compare negative opinions and positive opinions from users of the type and brand of diving equipment you have chosen temporarily. There are no items which are perfect and suitable for all terrain. Therefore you need to learn the weaknesses and strengths of the type and brand of diving equipment that you will choose.
The Seventh Tip: If you happen to come to a shop or to a diving equipment exhibition, then make sure you can try the tool you are going to buy. If you buy online, then make sure you have tried the same item belonging to your friend, instructor, or operator.
The Eighth Tip: Don’t forget to choose the color that you like so you are confident when the action starts. When buying goods online, ask for a photo of the item you ordered to be emailed before you make a payment transfer. Don’t forget to check the credibility of the online diving shop.